The new Technifor TF410, 10watt laser marker is a powerful yet economical alternative to the proven TF420 design. Utilizing cutting edge “Fiber Laser” technology, the TF410 is packaged in a small footprint but performs well in a variety of environments. It is ideal for integration into a production line or as a standalone system utilizing our unique and functional LaserTop workstation.
Souriau introduces the first Quadrax-contact connectors on the market intended for railway applications. Invented and patented by Souriau in the 2000s for the aircraft industry and generating sales of several tens of thousands, the Ethernet Quadrax contact is a high-speed contact with high reliability, very easy to use. With 7 dedicated ranges and some hundred different layouts intended for onboard or trackside applications, Souriau offers the most complete range for railways. Several thousand Quadrax contacts have already been sold to the SNCF and to Alstom for new rolling stock or for upgrading.
NKE AUSTRIA introduces its new series of single row cylindrical roller bearings. The salient feature of this series is the wide range of variants it comprises: more than 3,000 types are made to order in NKE’s new assembly plant in the Austrian town of Steyr. In addition to being exceptionally flexible, the modular production facility enables very short lead times on all products. The applications of the new single row cylindrical roller bearings are as numerous as its variants: they are used in pumps and compressors, mechanical presses, electric motors, gearboxes, traction motors and axle bearings for railway vehicles, in steelworks and many other industrial applications.
Görlitz, now part of the Bombardier group, was a pioneer of double-deck trains in the 1950s. Many of these trains are still in use in Eastern Europe. That is the case in Rumania, where the national company CFR has launched an ambitious upgrade programme. In this project, Faiveley Transport has installed HVAC and CCTV systems for passenger comfort and security and replaced the braking systems in order to achieve 15% to 20% higher operating speeds. Through this contract, involving 140 carriages, Faiveley Transport is proving its capacity to carry out upgrades necessitating substantial engineering work and is placing itself in a good position for taking on other projects of this type.
The Southco® AV-D30 Dynamic Mounting Arm features integrated positioning technology that enables the arm to function efficiently in challenging applications. The arm provides reliable display positioning that withstands touch forces, vibration and dynamic loading. Precisely controlled operating efforts in the joints mean the AV-D30 resists dynamic loads such as vehicle braking and equipment vibration. The arm features user-friendly grab-and-move operation technology without the need for tightening, loosening, locking or unlocking.
As a leading global player in engineered access solutions, Southco is the preferred supplier to a wide range of industries where the supply partnership calls for a high level of technological innovation. This is particularly evident in the medical industry where the company is leading the way in latching and hinging, and increasing its presence in position control, having worked closely with leading global manufacturers in medical engineering for many years.
All sectors of industry are being forced to review and re-shape their strategies and operations in order to meet the challenges thrown up by tough market conditions resulting from the economic downturn. In the global off-highway industry, many of the issues facing OEMs and end-users impact on OH vehicles and equipment and necessitate a change in focus in their design, functionality, technology and manufacture.